Carterhake Forest

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Carterhake Forest, by inference, is, or perhaps given the encroachment of New Ankh was, a heavily wooded area within sight of the city walls of Ankh-Morpork. Its most famous denizen, celebrated in legend and folksong, was urban bandit Wat Snood. The tale is relatred in Discworld Thieves' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2002.


The name may be intended to reflect the name of Savernake Forest in Roundworld, where the new-age travellers spent the night before the Battle of the Beanfield, and to where the survivors may have retreated in its aftermath.

There is also a distinct similarity to the Scottish forest of Carterhaugh, where the ballad Tam Lin is set.